China launches Gaofen-11 high-resolution optical satellite

On 31 July 2018, at 11am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-11 (GF-11), a high-resolution optical satellite for earth observation of China and the Belt and Road countries. The launch took...

Capricorn Space secures licences to establish ground stations in Australia

Melbourne-based Capricorn Space, a ground segment operator and service provider founded in early 2018, has secured licences from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to establish ground infrastructure in Australia. Initial...

China launches 33rd, 34th BeiDou GNSS satellites

Yesterday, at 9:48 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be the country’s 33rd and 34th...

ISRO awards contracts for satellite assembly, integration & testing to 3 industry players

On 18 July 2018, the U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), formerly known as the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), signed a pact with private industry players in India for the Assembly,...

Dr Megan Clark details the priorities of the Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency began operations on 1 July 2018, and has since been busy mapping the future of Australia’s space industry. At the Space Industry Association of Australia’s (SIAA's) Fourth Annual...

Indonesia’s Bank BRI to use Hughes gateways for BRIsat

Hughes Network Systems today announced it has been selected by PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (Bank BRI), a state-owned bank and the largest bank in Indonesia, to deploy its JUPITER System...

RBC Signals, ANTRIX agree to support communications for Earth Orbit and beyond

RBC Signals (RBC), a Seattle-based startup providing flexible global communications services for satellite operators, recently announced a worldwide agreement with ANTRIX, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),...

Goonhilly appoints Australia head, eyes Asia-Pacific market

Satellite communications and space gateway provider Goonhilly Earth Station today announced the appointment of Bob Gough as Head of Business Development, Australia and Asia-Pacific, according to the company's press release. Based in Australia,...

China successfully launches two satellites for Pakistan: PRSS-1 & PakTES-1A

At 11:56, of July 9th, 2018, a LM-2C/SMA launch vehicle was launched successfully and sent the PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A satellites to designated orbits, according to a press release by China Great...

The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...
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